Content about Flu pandemic

September 4, 2012

Kroger has announced that it is offering $25 flu shots at more than 1,900 Kroger pharmacy locations nationwide and at The Little Clinic locations inside select stores.

August 13, 2012

The dramatic expansion in the number of pharmacists who can give vaccinations and the range of vaccinations they can deliver has occurred just as an epidemic of whooping cough has spread across the country.

August 3, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported 12 additional human infections with influenza A (H3N2) variant virus in three states, comprising of one case in Hawaii, 10 cases in Ohio and one case in Indiana.

June 12, 2012

The 2011-2012 influenza season was one of the mildest and latest seasons on record, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 22, 2012

Getting a flu shot during pregnancy provides unanticipated benefits to the baby, according to the authors of a large population-based study examining the issue.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

April 18, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday donated 375,000 doses of seasonal flu vaccine to Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

September 16, 2011

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 115 people ages 18 years and younger died from influenza-related causes between September 2010 and August 2011.

August 12, 2011

Kerr Drug is kicking off its flu shot campaign this month, the regional chain said Friday.

July 15, 2011

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced 11 new manufacturers of the seasonal flu vaccine, a development that is expected to double the number of influenza doses to 1.7 billion worldwide by 2015, according to published reports.

June 17, 2011

Many adults across the United States opted to visit their local drug store or supermarket to receive their flu shot during the 2010-2011 influenza season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report."

June 10, 2011

A new strain of swine flu has emerged that appears somewhat resistant to flu drugs, according to published reports.

June 3, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the flu vaccine for the 2011-2012 season protect against the same strains as it did this year.

May 20, 2011

The Louisiana State Senate has given the green light to legislation that would expand pharmacy's ability to administer immunizations, and now the House of Representatives is slated to vote on the legislation in the coming days. The passage of SB 60 is important because expanding the pharmacist's ability to administer vaccinations is a relatively low-cost way to expand access and ultimately improve outcomes.

April 21, 2011

An Ohio Department of Health study released Wednesday estimated that Ohio’s H1N1 vaccination efforts prevented 64 deaths, 1,400 hospitalizations and 310,402 cases of influenza during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The study also estimated that Ohio’s vaccination efforts saved the state $8.4 million in H1N1-related hospitalization costs.

January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 24, 2011

Influenza activity in the United States decreased across several indicators, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, though the agency projected that illness rates for the season have not yet peaked.

November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

September 19, 2010

Kmart Pharmacy's more than 900 walk-in flu clinics will be open through Nov. 15 for...

August 30, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement regarding its recommendations for routine use...

August 22, 2010

In the aftermath of the H1N1 flu pandemic that dominated airwaves during last year’s cough-cold-flu...

May 16, 2010

Only 12% of adults think they had the flu this past winter, fewer than the...

March 30, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still is recommending people who have not yet...

March 28, 2010

More people felt the 2009-2010 cough-cold season was “about the same” or only “slightly worse”...

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